Beverly Hills Police Department officers arrested a 29-year-old man from Santa Clarita on April 5 after he led them on a pursuit in an allegedly stolen vehicle, crashed and injured three people, including a pedestrian.
The suspect, Daniel Allen, has been charged with felony vehicle evasion, possession of a stolen vehicle and resisting arrest. Allen refused to surrender after the crash, and a SWAT team was called in to take him into custody, police said.
The incident started at approximately 4:40 p.m., when patrol officers located a vehicle allegedly stolen in Santa Clarita traveling at high speeds near Wilshire Boulevard and Camden Drive. They attempted to pull over the driver but he refused to stop and a short pursuit occurred, police said.
The suspect’s vehicle crashed into another car at Wilshire Boulevard and Doheny Drive. Two occupants of the second vehicle were injured, as well as a pedestrian in a nearby crosswalk. All three were taken to hospitals and have since been released and are recovering, BHPD Capt. Max Subin said.
The suspect refused to exit the vehicle after the collision, police said. The BHPD’s crisis negotiation and SWAT teams were called and a “chemical irritant” was deployed inside the vehicle at approximately 8:30 p.m. The suspect exited and was taken into custody without further incident, police said.
Bail for Allen was set at $75,000.
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